“I sing the body electric!” – Walt Whitman
‘Write around the Body’, a creative writing workshop with experienced freelance tutor and poet Geraldine Green.
‘Poems about the body are often poems of celebration and awe, poems that delight in the body's mysteries, its "dream of flesh", poems that wonder at the body's remarkable capabilities—the hands, bones, face, eyes, brain, arms, genitals, and, of course, the heart, that "ragtime jubilee," as Yusef Komunyakaa calls it.’ Mark Strand
During this workshop we’ll look at three or four poems by published poets, including Billy Collins, Vicki Feaver, Jane Hirshfield and Anne Stevenson, written in response to the body. Writing prompts will be given, including some based around the selected poems.
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Saturday September 15th 2018
Friends’ Meeting House, Scarborough
10.00 am until 4:00 pm
Please bring food for a shared vegetarian/vegan lunch –tea and coffee provided
Places are limited & subsidised with a generous contribution from Lapidus International
Cost £10 for Lapidus Members
£25 for non-members (£15 concession)
Details of the fully accessible venue can be found here - https://www.quaker.org.uk/meetings/scarborough